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ERIC Number: ED434637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 530
Abstractor: N/A
Assessment Update: The First Ten Years.
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
This document provides complete collections of columns from the journal "Assessment Update" for the past 10 years. By-lined columns from Trudy W. Banta, Editor, include articles on: (1) encouraging faculty involvement in assessment; (2) the growing variety of assessment methods; (3) assessment in response to external pressures: performance funding in Tennessee; (4) some national assessment issues; and (5) international perspectives on assessing quality in education. Thirty-one articles from Peter T. Ewell include: (1) "The Current Pattern of State Assessment Initiatives"; (2) "Mandated Assessment: A Look in the Cultural Mirror"; (3) "'Program Excellence' in Ohio: An Indirect Approach to Assessment"; (4) "So Are They Really Going Away"; and (5) "Technology Facilitates National Data Collection Strategies." Fifteen articles from Jeffrey A. Seybert include: (1) "How To Initiate an Assessment Program"; (2) "Assessment of Noncredit Continuing Education and Community Service Programs and Courses"; (5) "Assessment at Two-Year Institutions"; and (4) "A New Paradigm for Evaluating Transfer Success." The 33 "Campus Profiles", written by Peter J. Gray, present case studies that suggest that in order for assessment to be successfully institutionalized on a campus, they must be made a priority over an extended period by central and departmental leaders. Thirty-two articles by Gary R. Pike include articles on general education, critical thinking, surveys, writing assessment, major field, assessment resources, and enrollment management. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Note: "Featuring Complete Collections of Columns from: Trudy W. Banta, Editor, 'Editor's Notes'; Peter T. Ewell, 'From the States'; Jeffrey A. Seybert, 'Community College Strategies'; Peter J. Gray, 'Campus Profiles'; Gary R. Pike, 'Assessment Measures'."